The Benefits of Bananas


Easy to eat with a quick hit of sustainable energy, the banana is the perfect exercise companion!

Vitamin B6 from bananas is easily absorbed by your body and a medium-sized banana can provide about a quarter of your daily vitamin B6 needs. Vitamin B6 helps your body:

• Produce red blood cells
• Metabolise carbohydrates and fats, turning them into energy
• Metabolise amino acids
• Remove unwanted chemicals from your liver and kidneys
• Maintain a healthy nervous system
• Vitamin B6 is also good for pregnant women as it helps meet their baby’s development needs

Potassium in bananas is good for your heart health and blood pressure
A medium-sized banana will provide around 320-400 mg of potassium, which meets about 10% of your daily potassium needs.

Bananas give you energy – minus the fats and cholesterol
Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose – giving you a fat and cholesterol-free source of energy. As such, bananas are ideal, especially for children and athletes, for breakfast, as a midday snack or before and after sports.

Eating organic fruit and veg is the very best way to give your body what it needs to keep fit and healthy.


This blog was kindly provided by The Seasons Forest Row, who has donated the bananas going into the goody bags for all our runners.

The Seasons Forest Row are a thriving family run, independent health food shop in the vibrant village of Forest Row, nestled in the heart of the Ashdown Forest. They not only offer an extensive range of high quality Organic and Biodynamic foods, but since they opened back in 1971 we have become the heart and social hub of the local community. Most Fridays they hold mini tasting events, giving everyone a chance to try something new before they buy it. Visit their website for more information.

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